20 The Square
Scottish Borders

Heritable Retail Investment

  • Let to Boots UK Limited until 21st July 2026 on an extended lease
  • Prominent corner position in affluent Borders town
  • Neighbouring occupiers include WH Smith, TSB, Fat Face and Bank of Scotland
  • Top performing pharmacy with over 10,000 prescriptions a month
  • Lot
  • Auction
  • Rent
    £24,379 per Annum Exclusive
  • Status
    Sold Post
  • Price*
  • Sector
    High Street Retail
  • Auction Venue
    The Montcalm Hotel
    2 Wallenberg Place
    Marble Arch
    London W1H 7TN
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Important Auction & Property Update
  • 20 The Square<br>Kelso<br>Scottish Borders<br>TD5 7HH
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Property Information

23 miles south-west of Berwick-upon-Tweed
43 miles south-east of Edinburgh
Berwick-upon-Tweed Station (Mainline)
Edinburgh International Airport (45 miles north)

Kelso is located in the Scottish Borders, 43 miles south-east of Edinburgh and is a popular and historic market and tourist town. The property is situated on a prominent corner of The Square in the town centre. Nearby occupiers include Superdrug, Fat Face, Greggs and TSB. There are many old established local traders in the town. There is unrestricted on-street parking throughout the town centre.




The property comprises a traditional building with retail at ground and basement floors. The upper floors of the property are in residential use and in separate ownership. The property provides retail and pharmacy accommodation at ground floor with staff and ancillary accommodation at basement level.


VAT is applicable to this lot.


Please contact Mhairi Archibald 0771 8899341


Available at acuitus.co.uk

Tenancy & Accommodation

FloorUseFloor Areas (Approx)TenantTermRent p.a.x.Reversion
83.14 sq m
73.21 sq m
(895 sq ft)
(788 sq ft)
21 years from
22/07/2005 on
a full repairing and
insuring lease (2)
156.35 sq m
(1,683 sq ft)
  £24,379 (3) 

(1) For the year ending 31st August 2018, Boots UK Limited reported a turnover of £6,790,000,000, pre-tax profits of £398,000,000 and a total net worth of £875,000,000 (Source: Experian Group 19/09/2019). Boots is the largest pharmacy health and beauty chain in the UK and as at 31st August 2018 had 2,485 stores across the UK
(Source: www.boots-uk.com/about-boots-uk/about-boots/boots-in-numbers/ 20/09/2019).
(2) The current lease is for a term of 20 years expiring 21/07/2020, however a 6 year reversionary lease has been signed from expiry of the current term until 21/07/2026 at a rebased rent of £19,500 p.a.x.
(3) At the commencement of the reversionary lease on 21/07/2020, the rent will rebase to £19,500 p.a.x and the tenant will benefit from a six month rent free period. The seller has agreed to adjust the completion monies so the sale will effectively produce £19,500 p.a.x. from the commencement of the reversionary lease.

If you are the successful bidder, Acuitus requires a separate payment of £1,000 inclusive of VAT as a buyer's administration charge payable to Acuitus Limited upon exchange of contracts. A VAT receipt will be provided upon payment.

Due to the current restrictions in movement throughout the UK, the property may not have been inspected by Acuitus. Some photographs may not be current and these will be dated where this is the case. Plans showing nearby occupiers and mention of nearby occupiers may reflect a dated situation as some tenants are not currently in occupation. Floor areas and accommodation details are likely to have been obtained from VOA.Gov.UK and the Vendor.

Property Documents

  • Catalogue Page
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  • Site Plan
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  • Memorandum of Sale
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  • Money Laundering Regs
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  • Customer Due Dilligence Form
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Mhairi ArchibaldMhairi Archibald +44 (0)7718 899 341 Mhairi.archibald@acuitus.co.uk
Billy StruthBilly Struth +44 (0)20 7034 4854billy.struth@acuitus.co.uk
Seller's Solicitors
Burness Paull 120 Bothwell Street
G2 7JL
Donald Findlay 0131 473 6901Donald.Findlay@burnesspaull.com

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